When you are planning a wedding it is easy to let all of your thoughts and planning centre around your own experience. It can be very easy to loose sight of the fact that you are inviting many guests to share your day with you and their wedding day experience needs to be thought about. The truth is that your guests take time out of their lives and typically purchase a gift for you to celebrate your union.
If you want to be sure that they know their presence is appreciated, you will want to choose the perfect wedding favours for them. Thankfully there are many different wedding favour ideas out there. All you have to do is pick the right one for you.
EDIBLE WEDDING FAVOUR IDEAS
When considering which wedding bomboniere to give your guests, it is important to choose something that the majority of them will like and use. Edible wedding favours can be wonderful because they are consumable. They may also be able to give you the opportunity to share some of the local flavour or the theme of your wedding with your guests as a token of your gratitude.
- Candy or lollies (including lollipops)
- Hot Sauce
- Bloody Mary or cocktail mix
- Local Wines or Beers
- Sugared Almonds
- And of course, Chocolate!
PRACTICAL WEDDING FAVOUR IDEAS
It is tempting to choose wedding bomboniere simply because they are cute, but often this results in items that your guests would never use. Instead, you might want to choose gifts that are practical items that your guests will find a use for. These do not have to be expensive, and with a little creativity or personalisation they could be one of a kind. What type of things should you choose?
- Kitchen utensils designed especially for weddings
- Packet of flower seeds in a mini flower pot
- Bar utensils that will match your theme
- Photo frames that can also be used as a place card on the day
WEDDING FAVOUR IDEAS FOR A DESTINATION WEDDING
Destination weddings are becoming more and more popular, and it can be a little difficult to find great gifts for these events. However, it is not impossible task. All that you really need to do is focus on where your wedding is taking place and find wedding favours that celebrate that area. Some you may be able to purchase once you arrive. Talk to your person on the ground as they’re bound to have some great ideas for you.
- Sunscreen & Flip Flops
- Local artisan goods
- Travel Pack (map, gift cards to local merchants, etc.)
- Local Souvenir (i.e. Mickey Mouse Good in Florida or Apple Shaped Gift in New York)
- Locally produced food or wine
WEDDING FAVOUR IDEAS FOR PERSONALISED ITEMS
Personalised favours are very popular. While these items do have your names and/or wedding date on them, they are still general items that many people will find a use for. You want the personalisation to be simple so that the item is still useable for your guests. Like what? Try these!
- Personalised Candles
- Personalised Matchbook
- Personalised Bottled Water
- Bottle of Wine with a Personalised Label
- Personalised jar or tin filled with goodies
WEDDING FAVOUR IDEAS FOR HANDMADE ITEMS
One of the most economical favours out there has to be handmade items. By taking the time to make these, you can show your guests just how special they are to you. Chances are these gifts will be cherished for years to come. So what should you make?
- No sew blankets (fleece blankets colour coordinated to your wedding)
- Flavoured Olive Oil
- Flavoured Vodka
- Chutney or Jam
- Biscuits or Cookies
I hope you find these wedding favour ideas helpful. The type of wedding favours you end up choosing will depend largely on how many guests you have coming, your budget and of course your theme and colour scheme. Good luck in your search for the perfect gift for your guests.
Lisa is a special needs teacher and a hugger. She always makes time for everyone and lightens up everybody’s lives with her presence. When she is not chasing her students around the yard, she finds time to write about what she truly loves, and you guessed it, its people and relationships.